Jammu and Kashmir government has setup State Education Advisory Board to achieve universalisation of elementary Education and to provide for better organisation and development of school education in the state.
On the direction of Deputy Chief Minister (Minister In-Charge, School Education), Tara Chand, SEAB has been framed and sent for confirmation to General Administration Department, a spokesperson of State Education Ministry said.
The board has been framed under Jammu and Kashmir School Education Act, 2002, which was enacted by the state Legislature in order to achieve the goal of universalisation of elementary education and to provide for better organisation and development of school education in the state, he said.
"The Act has come into force since 23rd April, 2002 i.e. date of notification in Government Gazette. The Act envisages the Constitution of a State Education Advisory Board for the purpose of formulating Educational Policy and Administration", the spokesperson said.
The 11-member committee is headed by Deputy Chief Minister as Chairman and Secretary Education Ministry as Member secretary, he said.
Other members of the panel includes, Chairman, State Board of School Education, Directors of School Education of Kashmir and Jammu regions, Sadiq Wahid, Y R Malhotra, Farida Abdullah Khan, Nirmal Gupta, Sonam Angchuk (SECMOL) and Pawan Kumar Sharma.
Deputy Chief Minister, took over Education Ministry during January 15 cabinet expansion this year.